Georg Friedrich Haas
Friday, February 6, 2009
Argento Chamber Ensemble
Michel Galante, conductor
in vain (2000) (U.S. premiere)
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED IN A PREVIOUS SEASON!
Onstage discussion with Georg Friedrich Haas
Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas (b. 1953) is an experimenter with sound. His extraordinary approach to sonority creates beautiful and opalescent soundscapes as he explores micro-intervals and pure overtones in his music. In Vain, his 75-minute tour-de-force for 24 players, has never been performed in the United States. The work is played mostly in the dark; the performers play mainly from memory.
Read this concert's program notes by Paul Griffiths.
Click here to view a video about this performance.
Major support for the Composer Portraits series is provided by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust. Additional support is provided by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
illustration by Si Scott; (c) Universal Edition
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